Lot 010

b. Kuala Lumpur, 1955


Signed ‘CHIN · KIM’ (lower left)
Watercolour on paper
47cm x 37cm

Private collection, Kuala Lumpur.

ESTIMATE RM 1,000 - 1,800
Richard Wong dubs himself “Mountain Man”, and it’s not hard to see why after looking at this piece. Using blue as the predominant colour, he managed to create a contrasting split between sky, mountain and sea, each giving off a different property — the sky is fleeting, the mountains are solid, and the waters flow freely.

Richard Wong pursued Western Art at the Kuala Lumpur College of Arts from 1975 to 1978. Between the years 2000 to 2001, he spent time at the Internationale Cite des Arts, Paris (ICDA) to study oil paintings, devoting his time mainly to French modern art. He had solo at Soka Gakkai Malaysia Exhibition Hall (New Rock Series, 2015). He is the Chairman of Malaysian Modern & Contemporary Art Academy. Recently, he was awarded by the Hadong government for his contribution in art exchanges between Malaysia and Korea.